The Commune of Ney is a rather scruffy suburb of Champagnole, but the parish church is beautiful. It has also benefited from some rather striking 1920s glass, including this extraordinary war memorial window. It depicts Mother France standing on a battlefield, and offering up her dead children to Christ. Each soldier is represented by a fruit which is being plucked from a tree, but the face of each of them is a real photograph. I had never seen anything like this before.
At first glance the circle portraits appear to be transferred from actual photographs by some mechanical means (decal, screenprint, etc.). But looking at the closer shots I think they are painted in the standard painting method of trace and matte, only in a very photorealistic style and almost certainly based on actual photographs. Still, it makes for an interesting stylistic mashup.
one closer shot
and an even closer look
Peace on Earth
Another Moonman on Flickr
this time courtesy of the 'Glass' section of Simon_K
Burnham, Deepdale in Norfolk, England
Been terribly busy this month, so little posting. I do have several longer posts germinating and I hope to post some of these over the holiday break. In the meantime, a brief look at Flickr
Some of the best photos of Pre-Victorian SG have come from the Flickrite named Vitrearum.
It is well worth the time browsing through his photos.
Some recent English Jumble window shots -
all clear painted glass with touches of silver stain
Chedworth in Gloucestershire
He says it's circa 1460's or 70's
Aldsworth in Gloucestershire